Kelly's Heroes Reviews
The biggest surprise is Carrol O'Conner, who while playing a spoof of General Patton named "General Colt", gave audiences an early prototype of what would become "Archie Bunker". This comes complete with him giving his hapless subordinate Booker the very first 'meathead' look.
"The Deal" scene is iconic.. a wild west showdown in war torn France. It manages to be both awesome, serious, and hilarious at the same time.
Closest thing you'll find in modern war films to this is "3 Kings".. which I have also reviewed.
This was recommended to by Netflix due to my strong rating of "The Dirty Dozen" That movie was hilarious, this one, not so much.
Maybe I need to re-watch Dirty Dozen and see if it holds up. I just find very little entertaining about war anymore.
This is the (allegedly humerous) tale of a band of Army misfits who learn of some Nazi Gold that is being stored in a bank, 16,000 bars of gold. Its behind enemy lines, and it looks like the Germans are going to fall any day now, wouldn't it be the prefect crime for them to go and steal it and not tell anyone.
So they ignore their order, and kill different people than the one the government originally told them to kill. They don't report a dead officer, so they can keep getting his brandy. Etc.
Eventually there is just one Nazi left blocking them, so they offer him some gold too.
the best part is the general is played by archie Bunker.
They should be making more films of this calibre, but thE STUDIOS PANDER TO THE IGNORANT, BRAINLESS MAJORITY WHO , follow any rubbish these days, Oh bring back the good old days I say.
This is my favorite Clint Eastwood movie. It's a World War II comedy/adventure movie. It's set in the weeks after the liberation of Paris in 1944. A squad of soldiers in a fictional National Guard unit has been deployed in a rural section of northern France. Every time they are about to enter a large city, regular Army troops are allowed to bypass them and enjoy the soft beds and clean showers. They are unhappy and loosing moral. Their unofficial leader is Clint Eastwood who plays a former lieutenant who has been demoted after leading a suicide attack against a hill in the weeks after D-Day. He was blamed for the excessive casualties even though he was just following orders. Telly Savalas plays the squad's sergeant. During a German attack Clint Eastwood's character "Kelly" captures a German officer carrying two bars of gold. From the German he learns that there is a large stash of Nazi gold in a bank behind enemy lines. Kelly convinces the squad to go with him to steal the gold before the Germans can move it. He then recruits a greedy supply sergeant played by Don Rickles. This is one of the funniest roles Don Rickles ever played. Donald Sutherland plays a hippie tank commander who has been separated from his unit. I doubt there were any hippie tank commanders in WW2 but I've been told that there were a lot of tank commanders just like the Donald Sutherland character in Vietnam. Remember that this movie was made during the Vietnam War. Donald Sutherland's character is called "Oddball" and asks to go along with his three tanks. Oddball has some of the funniest lines in the movie. Example, "I don't know what makes them work, I just ride in them". Or, "Don't make with the negative waves". At the end of the movie is a face off with the German tank commander that's done just like one of Clint Eastwood's spaghetti westerns. In addition to the good story, funny lines, and exiting action the theme song is a catchy tune that actually made the pop charts in the early 1970's. This is basically a guy's movie. There are no women characters. Rent this movie to watch with your buddies.